Showing posts with label Portsmouth. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Portsmouth. Show all posts

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Headed to the Bottom

The Downtown Tunnel links Norfolk and Portsmouth Virginia. This is the westbound tunnel, the first of two two-lane tunnels, it opened in 1952. The two-lane Downtown Tunnel replaced an automobile ferry system and in conjunction with the Berkley Bridge, was the first fixed crossing directly between Portsmouth and Norfolk across the Elizabeth River. Today's bridge and two tunnel system carries more than three million vehicles a month. Nowhere else in Virginia can you cross a drawbridge and then directly enter a tunnel. This tunnel had it's ceiling removed last year, revealing the full curved height of the tube. Canon 5D Mark II, 1/125 sec @ f/4.0, ISO 1600, 85mm prime lens.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

The Tube

- Entering the Downtown Tunnel westbound from Norfolk to Portsmouth Virginia during rush hour. One of the area's legendary traffic tie-ups. This section of I264 appeared as #17 on a list of most congested highways in America. Canon G11, 1/25 sec @ F/4.5, ISO 400.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010


- I love when something is totally unexpected. This bicycle with its white frame and bright green wheel rims was one of those. The colors were just unexpected. Also note that the chain is the same green. Canon 40D, 1/250 sec @ f/10, ISO 200.

Monday, December 20, 2010


- This parking meeting pretty well somes up my mood staring this week. Canon 40D, 1/400 sec @ f/10, ISO 200, 50mm prime lens.

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Harbor Sunset

From 2010 Blog
- The sun sets over the Elizabeth River and the Portsmouth Virginia waterfront. The container cranes to the right are at Portsmouth International Terminals and APM Terminals Virginia. The Portsmouth Naval Hospital is the large silhouette on the left. Canon 40D, 1/50 sec @ f/14.0, ISO 200, 17mm focal length.

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Bond, James Bond

From 2010 Blog
- Aston Martin the car of choice for Agent 007 - Bond, James Bond. While walking one day I spotted an Aston Martin parked along the street. Couldn't resist taking a picture of the car that I will always associate with England's most famous fictional secret agent. Canon 40D, 1/160 sec @ f/6.3, ISO 200.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Arched Colonnade

From 2010 Blog
This arched colonnade is at the old Trinity Episcopal Church at the corner of High and Court Streets in Portsmouth Virginia. Founded in 1752 the church was part of the original plan of the city drawn up by founder William Crawford. The colonnade looks out on the church's graveyard. Canon 40D, 1/250 sec @ f/4.0, ISO 160 converted to black and white

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

High Alter

From P-Town
This is the alter area inside St. Paul's Catholic Church located at the corner of High and Washington Streets in downtown Portsmouth Virginia. The fifth church structure was completed in 1905 and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and the Virginia Landmarks Register. Over the past several years the church has been going through a series of major restoration projects including replacement of the copper steeple and restoration of the 28 large stained glass windows. Canon 40D, 1/6 sec @ f/5.6, ISO 100, 24mm focal length imaged stabilized lens.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

161 - The Commodore

From 365 Project
I went to the Commodore Theater in Portsmouth Virginia tonight to see the movie Star Trek. Great movie! The Commodore is a classic 1940's Art Deco theater that has been restored and shows current first run movies. This photo was taken from our table looking towards the curtain clad screen. What a way to see a movie, big screen, THX sound and lots of elbow room. Canon G10, 1/3 sec @ f/3.5, ISO 200, 11mm equivalent focal length. Camera sitting on a rail triggered with the self-timer.

Sunday, May 3, 2009

123 - Tweet Up

From 365 Project
Took part in the Hampton Roads Tweetup Photowalk in Olde Town Portsmouth Virginia today. Follow @HRVAphotowalk on Twitter for updates. We got thoroughly wet by a sudden rain shower but the puddle produced today's photo. Canon 40D, 1/320 sec at f/7.1, ISO 200, 55mm focal length.

Saturday, May 2, 2009

122 - First Order

From 365 Project
This first-order Fresnel Lens is at High Street Landing in Portsmouth Virginia. It began service in 1896 as part of the Hog Island Light off the Great Machipongo Inlet on Virginia's Eastern Shore. This type of lens was invented in 1822 by French physicist Augustin Fresnel. Rather than merely reflecting light, it used hundreds of prisms to bend and concentrate the light in a powerful beam.
Canon 40D, 1/3200 sec at F/4.0, ISO 160, focal length 75mm.